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A Pennsylvania man was sentenced last week to one year in federal prison for operating an illegal alien employment business, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania reported. Rama Putra, 32, of Scranton, Penn., also faces possible deportation from the U.S.
Putra engaged in a conspiracy to promote and conceal the profits of temporary employment agency H&Y Staffing Inc., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
H&Y Staffing allegedly provided dozens of illegal temporary employees to businesses in the Scranton area over a period of several years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Putra provided transportation for the illegal workers, paid the illegal work force in cash on a weekly basis, and cashed checks from local businesses at check cashing services located in Philadelphia.
Putra pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to commit money laundering and the employment and transportation of illegal aliens.